Escape Rooms, Memories and Marshmallows…

Wow! What a beautiful last week of Forest School! We had a wonderful time reflecting on what we’ve learned and experienced throughout the year and we sure had fun reminiscing about a lot of funny, meaningful memories that stood out! It’s so worthwhile to pause and reflect on these experiences together – so much has…

Helping Hands

Hey Folks! Happy Solstice! After our core routines this week and a brainstorm on teamwork, our days differed immensely in what student-interests led us to.  We book-ended all days with sage and sit spots in the morning, and a fire at the end, but otherwise they were so unique, let’s sum them up separately. TUESDAY…

Welcome Summer!

Hi friends, We welcomed our last day of Forest School with positive vibes and though all students were sad to leave, we knew summer break had to come at some point – and who doesn’t love summer!?  Last week we asked our students “What would you love to do for our last day?” which was a…

Kayak or Canoe…..

Hi Everyone, We enjoyed another awesome field trip this week to the Beaver River located in Heathcote. This river is a local favourite of ours, especially if we want to see an abundance of wild life!   Each week at Forest School we are reminded of how much of a caring community we have, and…

Row, row, row your boat!

Hi Friends, This week we welcomed Collingwood’s Forest School students  to join us on our adventure down one of our favourite rivers – the Beaver River. Sadly, no actual beavers were spotted today. However, we would like to send out  a huge thank-you to Brian – our local plant ID expert, for showing the students…

And they say kids don’t like vegetables…

Hey All, What an amazing week we had exploring !  The students had the opportunity to spend time looking at the forest through a different lens – and a delicious lens at that! Our energy this week focused around the question: What can we eat??? We brought in Brian, a local wild edible and plant…

Hiking, lookouts and reflections

Hi All, Another great day in the books with our amazing students, this week at Forest School was all about reflection and hiking! After our morning smudge circle, our class raced to the van and headed to one of our favourite Brue Trail hike spots – Loree Forest. The past two rainy days gave us a great…

You Rock.

Hey Everyone, We had an awesome field trip this week to Metcalfe Rock in the Kolapore Uplands.  This is one of our favourite places to visit for hiking, caving and best of all, CLIMBING!  This week rocked! There’s not much for us to write about this week except how proud we are of our students…

Wild edibles and plants

Hi Friends,     It is amazing what rain, sun, and a few weeks  will do for our Heathcote property. The shrubs and flowers have grown so much that we almost couldn’t find some of our sit spots. Our day consisted of the learning and widening our knowledge about wild edibles and plants! With so…